Preparing Students for Competitive Employment

September 18, 2014
Earl Bakken, founder of Medtronic, with Project SEARCH students
Earl Bakken, founder of Medtronic, with Project SEARCH students.

The start of the school year is also the start of workforce training opportunities through Project SEARCH, a program designed to improve employment outcomes for young adults, ages 18-21, with disabilities. The award-winning national program is hosted locally by Centennial and in partnership with Medtronic. More than 40 students have completed the program since its launch six years ago, and 11 are enrolled in training this year. Centennial was the first district in the state to offer the program and has partnered with Medtronic since day one.